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Justice Resource Institute Reviews

Updated August 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "The pros of JRI is that we have great benefits" (in 18 reviews)

  • "JRI is a supportive company that offers a tremendous benefits package to employees" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "This employer shoots itself in the foot with its low pay" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Some of jobs are high-demand and require active self-care to build resilience" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "TM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute part-time

    Pros

    create your own schedule, flexible schedule, mileage reimbursement

    Cons

    fee-for-service work, not paid for staff meeting or supervision


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time

    Pros

    Positive environment, great kids, and they employ a system of treatment that works.

    Cons

    Office politics, poor promotion practices.

    Advice to Management

    Promote fairly from within.

  3. "Getting into the Human Service Field"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Justice Resource Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits, always on the go.

    Cons

    Salary, management, not enough hours in the day to get work done


  4. "Need more incentives (job coach)"

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    Current Employee - Job Coach
    Current Employee - Job Coach
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and co-workers. Fun job working with the clients!

    Cons

    Job coaches are the backbone of day programs and they are paid very little for what they do. New clients are added to the program weekly meaning that every week our job gets harder and our pay rate remains the same. Poor communication between programs. Need more team meetings between management and job coaches to improve efficiency of the program.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest creating more incentives for employees who work harder than the average joe. Certain clients require more care than others and the extra effort that some are putting in isn’t being compensated. This creates a bit of resentment in the work place between job coaches who are working harder for the same amount of money. If employees are expected to do more and more work as the programs fill up with more clients and the pay rate continues to stay the same (13/hr) it’s really bad for employee morale and results in a high turnover rate of employees. This often leads to the good job coaches quitting or moving on. Must do a better job recognizing strong employees to keep them around.


  5. "Assessment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time

    Pros

    Helpful co-workers. Great clients there

    Cons

    Low wages. Lack of communication


  6. "not happy about how things have turned out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    incredibly good benefits
    support for professional development, personal and staff-wide
    employees feel appreciated and well-treated

    Cons

    salaries remain low
    not being supported to transition to a new position within the agency despite 12 years of highly successful employment

    Advice to Management

    -treat teachers more professionally by building in salary scales that recognize education and years of service
    -put more infrastructure behind the schools rather than having them be an afterthought in the context of a social service agency

    Justice Resource Institute Response

    Jun 8, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for taking the time to review and for the overall positive review of your time with the agency. With the addition of several day schools over the past few years, the agency has been working... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "An agency which lives up to its name"

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    Current Employee - Clinician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible, varied opportunities to acquire comprehensive clinical skills in a multitude of modalities; excellent benefits package; agency does not shy away from embracing emerging and promising practices, in addition to established evidence-based practices; most person-centered, strengths-based agency I have had the opportunity to work for; ability to collaborate with some brilliant minds; as much transparency as possible from CEO regarding administrative/management decisions.

    Cons

    Very low pay; very high pressure/demands; extremely high turnover rate in res.; when morale drops, it drops at an alarming rate of speed; high burnout due in-part to bearing witness to the after-effects of trauma seen in the population served (i.e. the nature of the work, itself), as well as facing systemic barriers which interfere with healing.

    Advice to Management

    Visit the programs quarterly; continue to highlight and promote the strong, compassionate, creative, exhausting work being done daily by staff (milieu, educational, clinical, res. admin.) in 24-hr care settings; provide fair compensation commensurate with experience, education, appreciation of hard work.

  8. "Residential staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Justice Resource Institute full-time

    Pros

    The pay was considerably better than other residential facilities in the area by a big margin.

    Cons

    Work environment is hostile making it hard to succeed at anything.

    Justice Resource Institute Response

    Jul 10, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. It is good to know that you think our compensation is above other similar organizations. We strive hard to pay our staff as much as possible. However, it... More


  9. "Case management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, employee oriented

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet that I can see


  10. "Absolutely Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Peer Leader in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Peer Leader in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Justice Resource Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *The staff is amazing as it is diverse
    *The organization values your mental health
    * They offer you a good work life balance
    * You learn and build a number of skills that are applicable to many types of non-profit, social justice and social work oriented positions.
    * a position where the value of the experience is relative to what you make out of it.
    *Higher-ups are time efficient and effective. Consistant and reliant.
    * Hire internally whenever possible, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    *nothing more than the expected challenges of working for a non profit.. Periodic last minute changes, and sometimes having to stay up to finish some work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Yall are doing amazing work and really changing the lives of the marginalized minorities.


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